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  • Colombian football player Radamel Falcao gives the thumbs up before a World Cup friendly football match at the Cornella-El Prat stadium in Cornella, near Barcelona, on March 5, 2014
    Falcao gets cautious World Cup green light AFP News - 1 hour 20 minutes ago

    Colombia striker Radamel Falcao will go to the World Cup but risks not being 100 percent fit, the surgeon who operated on the Monaco star's ruptured knee ligaments said … More »Falcao gets cautious World Cup green light

    Colombian football player Radamel Falcao gives the thumbs up before a World Cup friendly football match at the Cornella-El Prat stadium in Cornella, near Barcelona, on March 5, 2014

    Colombia striker Radamel Falcao will go to the World Cup but risks not being 100 percent fit, the surgeon who operated on the Monaco star's ruptured knee ligaments said Friday. But at the highest level, at the start of the competition, Falcao will not be 100 percent," Jose Carlos Noronha told the Lusa news agency. Falcao, …

  • An internally displaced Muslim boy stands in front of his mother who is carrying another child in Boda
    Besieged Muslims face murder, starvation in C.African Republic Reuters - 1 hour 23 minutes ago

    By Emmanuel Braun BODA Central African Republic (Reuters) - In normal times, the rickety wooden bridges at each end of the red-dirt main street in Boda were gateways … More »Besieged Muslims face murder, starvation in C.African Republic

    An internally displaced Muslim boy stands in front of his mother who is carrying another child in Boda

    By Emmanuel Braun BODA Central African Republic (Reuters) - In normal times, the rickety wooden bridges at each end of the red-dirt main street in Boda were gateways to shops and a bustling market in the diamond-mining town in Central African Republic. Today, they mark the fine line between life and death for hundreds …

  • K.J. Choi of Korea hits a tee shot on the 11th hole during the second round of the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links on April 18, 2014 in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
    Choi grabs lead at storm-hit PGA Heritage AFP News - 1 hour 23 minutes ago

    South Korea's K.J. Choi fired a four-under par 67 to seize a one stroke lead in the clubhouse before heavy rain halted play Friday at the US PGA Heritage tournament. … More »Choi grabs lead at storm-hit PGA Heritage

    K.J. Choi of Korea hits a tee shot on the 11th hole during the second round of the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links on April 18, 2014 in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

    South Korea's K.J. Choi fired a four-under par 67 to seize a one stroke lead in the clubhouse before heavy rain halted play Friday at the US PGA Heritage tournament. It's pretty bad out there," tour competition vice president Slugger White said. Australia's Robert Allenby, who had a birdie-birdie start, was second on …

  • Atletico Madrid's forward Diego Costa celebrates after scoring during a Spanish league football match against Elche at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 18, 2014
    Atletico close in on title as late show downs Elche AFP News - 1 hour 32 minutes ago

    Atletico Madrid took another step towards their first La Liga title for 18 years as two goals in the last 20 minutes handed them a 2-0 win over Elche at the Vicente Calderon … More »Atletico close in on title as late show downs Elche

    Atletico Madrid's forward Diego Costa celebrates after scoring during a Spanish league football match against Elche at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 18, 2014

    Atletico Madrid took another step towards their first La Liga title for 18 years as two goals in the last 20 minutes handed them a 2-0 win over Elche at the Vicente Calderon on Friday. After a poor opening period from the hosts, they wasted a great chance to go in front 10 minutes after the break as David Villa's penalty …

  • Michael Kightly works the ball on July 24, 2013 in Houston, Texas
    Derby keep Burnley waiting for promotion AFP News - 1 hour 55 minutes ago

    Burnley will have to wait at least another few days to clinch promotion to the Premier League as Derby stayed in the hunt on Friday. Sean Dyche's Burnley moved within … More »Derby keep Burnley waiting for promotion

    Michael Kightly works the ball on July 24, 2013 in Houston, Texas

    Burnley will have to wait at least another few days to clinch promotion to the Premier League as Derby stayed in the hunt on Friday. Sean Dyche's Burnley moved within touching distance of the top-flight thanks to a 1-0 win at Blackpool, but just hours later Derby beat Doncaster 2-0 to claim the victory they needed to keep …

  • A football fan collects his FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 tickets after the designated ticketing pick-up centres opened in 12 host cities on April 18, 2014, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    World Cup ticketing centers open AFP News - 2 hours 0 minutes ago

    World Cup ticketing centers opened in Brazil on Friday allowing fans who have managed to purchase match tickets for the June 12 to July 13 extravaganza to claim them. … More »World Cup ticketing centers open

    A football fan collects his FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 tickets after the designated ticketing pick-up centres opened in 12 host cities on April 18, 2014, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    World Cup ticketing centers opened in Brazil on Friday allowing fans who have managed to purchase match tickets for the June 12 to July 13 extravaganza to claim them. Joao Bosco, 67, and Vanderson Balbino, 27, were both in place by 9 a.m to ensure they were first in line. "I've already spent double 8,000 reais ($3,000 …

  • Manchester City's Ivorian defender Yaya Toure shoots to score at Old Trafford in Manchester on March 25, 2014
    Show me more respect, blasts City star Toure AFP News - 4 hours ago

    Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure insists he doesn't get enough respect from the rest of the football world because he is African. Ivory Coast international Toure … More »Show me more respect, blasts City star Toure

    Manchester City's Ivorian defender Yaya Toure shoots to score at Old Trafford in Manchester on March 25, 2014

    Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure insists he doesn't get enough respect from the rest of the football world because he is African. Ivory Coast international Toure has won league titles in England and Spain and is on the six-man shortlist for the Professional Footballers' Association's player of the season award. But …

  • Rafael Nadal squeezes his eyes shut during his Monte-Carlo ATP Masters match against David Ferrer on April 18, 2014 in Monaco
    Nadal crashes in Monte Carlo, Federer faces Djokovic AFP News - 4 hours ago

    Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal slumped to a shock Monte Carlo Masters quarter-final defeat to compatriot David Ferrer on Friday while Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic … More »Nadal crashes in Monte Carlo, Federer faces Djokovic

    Rafael Nadal squeezes his eyes shut during his Monte-Carlo ATP Masters match against David Ferrer on April 18, 2014 in Monaco

    Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal slumped to a shock Monte Carlo Masters quarter-final defeat to compatriot David Ferrer on Friday while Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic struggled into a semi-final showdown. Ferrer claimed a famous 7-6 (7/1), 6-4 win to hand the top seed only his third loss in the principality just a day …

  • Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni reacts during the game against the Los Angeles Clippers on March 6, 2014 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California
    Lakers, Knicks, Celtics miss playoffs, seek help AFP News - 4 hours ago

    For the first time in NBA history, the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics and New York Knicks are all absent from the playoffs in the same season. While that will not … More »Lakers, Knicks, Celtics miss playoffs, seek help

    Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni reacts during the game against the Los Angeles Clippers on March 6, 2014 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California

    For the first time in NBA history, the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics and New York Knicks are all absent from the playoffs in the same season. While that will not break any hearts for the 16 clubs who begin their championship quests this weekend, it does leave three of the most iconic franchise in NBA history struggling …

  • US boxer Bernard Hopkins gives the thumbs up during a press conference in Washington on April 17, 2014 ahead of his light heavyweight unification title fight against Beibut Shumenov of Kazakhstan on April 19
    Hopkins putting Father Time on the ropes at 49 AFP News - 4 hours ago

    Bernard Hopkins, boxing's oldest world champion at age 49, isn't getting knocked out by Father Time just yet. Hopkins, the International Boxing Federation light-heavyweight … More »Hopkins putting Father Time on the ropes at 49

    US boxer Bernard Hopkins gives the thumbs up during a press conference in Washington on April 17, 2014 ahead of his light heavyweight unification title fight against Beibut Shumenov of Kazakhstan on April 19

    Bernard Hopkins, boxing's oldest world champion at age 49, isn't getting knocked out by Father Time just yet. Hopkins, the International Boxing Federation light-heavyweight champion, risks his world title Saturday against World Boxing Association champion Beibut Shumenov of Kazakhstan. "He's a special athlete," said Hopkins' …

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